ArmInfo.Armenian President Armen Sargsyan participated in the wreath-laying ceremony at the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Memorial, authored by world-famous Jewish sculptor and artist Nathan Rapport. ArmInfo was informed about this in the press service of the RA President.
The wreath-laying ceremony was accompanied by music. Each of the leaders who came to the event took a wreath from the stage and laid it at the monument. The ceremony of laying wreaths was held in the framework of the forum held in Jerusalem "We preserve the memory of the Holocaust, we fight against anti-Semitism".
The source also reports that on the sidelines of the forum in Jerusalem, Sargsyan held talks with US Vice President Mike Pence, Prince of the United Kingdom Charles, French President Emmanuel Macron, President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Portuguese President Marcel Rebelu de Souza, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli.
Note that on January 23, the Fifth World Holocaust Remembrance Forum was held in Jerusalem. It was attended by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, the head of the Israeli government Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as the heads of state and government of about 50 countries, including Russia and France. The forum was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.
The forum was held in the memorial complex of the history of the Holocaust Yad Vashem, before its opening, Israeli leaders met with foreign guests as part of bilateral and multilateral meetings. Speaking at the Forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin recalled that among 40% of Jewish victims of the Holocaust were citizens of the USSR. He also noted that before the trip , descriptions of the camps, made by Soviet officers. And that the Soviet command is not allowed revenge in the liberated territories.
Separately, he dwelt on the complicity of the local population in countries where mass extermination of Jews took place, citing the number of those killed in Ukraine, Lithuania and Latvia.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his speech recalled that anti-Semitism is growing in some European countries today and quoted the words of the head of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, that "anti-Zionism" is a new form of anti-Semitism. He also recalled that Iran, whose leaders seek to destroy Israel, is currently the main threat, and called for a fight against this threat. These words were met with applause, from which, nevertheless, President Putin refrained. US Vice President Michael Pence, who spoke after Vladimir Putin, also spoke about the need to deal with the Iranian threat. He said he was proud that the United States has always supported Israel since the rise of the Jewish state. Michael Pence said the end of his speech in Hebrew.